Sarkarya is located on a verdant plain that extends from the Black Sea and it is filled with natural beauty. Start your getaway with a visit to Lake Sapanca, which is 5 kilometers south of Adapazari, an ideal water sports location. The glistening sand beaches of the Black Sea then wait at the beach resort town of Karasu and the thermal baths of nearby Akyazi are famous for the healing power of their mineral waters.
The climate of Sakarya is Mediterranean and it never gets cold, which means that it is a pleasant holiday destination all year round. The Sakarya River flows through the region and creates various estuaries which are home to wild life and an interesting area to explore. One the “must see” list for Sakarya is the town museum where you can find archaeological artifacts from the regions long history that includes Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine influences. The Harmantepe Castle located in Adapazari Harmantepe Village and the Adliye Castle are interesting tourist attractions that shed light on the region’s interesting history. Another of Sakarya’s ancient constructions is the Justinianus Bridge, which is a 429 meter long, eight-arched bridge over the River Sakarya that was built in 553 AD by the Byzantine Emperor Justinianus.